One of the popular SUV from the FCA group in India is the Jeep Compass. It became popular among buyers in a very short span of time because of its iconic looks and features it offered. Jeep Compass competes with cars like Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, Kia Seltos, MG Hector and Hyundai Tucson in the segment. In comparison to other brands in this segment, Jeep Compass is fairly equipped in terms of features. One of the missing feature in the Compass was the availability of diesel automatic. Jeep recently fixed the issue and now even the normal 4×4 version of Jeep Compass that is not TrailHawk gets a automatic transmission. Here is the TV commercial for the same.
The video starts by showing the busy city streets filled with cars and in such type of conditions, it is irritating to at times to drive a manual transmission. the bumper to bumper traffic conditions are meant for automatic cars and that is what this TVC is trying to explain. The automatic transmission is available in the 4×4 variants and Jeep calls it the urban off-roader for that matter.
Jeep had recently launched the Jeep Compass 4×4 with a diesel automatic in the market. It is available in two variants – Longitude and Limited Plus and are priced at Rs 21.96 lakh and 24.99 lakh, ex-showroom respectively. Both the variants are fairlt equiped in terms of features like 7.0 inch touchscreen infotainment system, Dual-zone climate control, Cruise control, Rear view camera and dual tone upholstery.
Initially, the automatic transmission is only available with the 4×4 variants. At a later point, Jeep will introduce the automatic transmission to its 4×2 models too as they contribute to the major share of sales in the country for Jeep. The Jeep Compass continues to draw its power from a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine. The engine is now BS6 compliant.
The 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine now produces 173 Bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Jeep India might expand their portfolio in the coming years and will also consider manufacturing cars in India to keep the costs down. Two key new models in Jeep India’s future portfolio is likely to be a sub-4 meter mini SUV that will challenge the likes of the Hyundai Venue and the Maruti Brezza, and a full sized 7 seat SUV meant to square off against the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour.